Having nostalgia as a starting point to his research Fedor investigates the treatment of personal history and influence of collective memory upon individuals within the context of post Soviet Russia. Restorative mania of the nineties and more recent turns in the political course of the country caused him to examine reappropriation of symbols from the past and reconstruction of national identity. His approach to the subject includes observation of the landscape and derelict villages along Russia's 'Mother-river' Volga where he collects abandoned family photo archives to later articulate found personal histories as valid alternatives to the unstable official history that has silenced individual memory.
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